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Clearwater Choral Festival

Dear Choral Director,

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, “Wisconsin’s Singing University,” is pleased to present the Twenty-third Annual Clearwater Honor Choir Festival at UW-Eau Claire under the direction of Dr. Gary Schwartzhoff, Director of Choral Activities, and Dr. Frank Watkins, conductor, on October 16-17, 2015. The two-day festival will feature three concerts:

A Cappella Extravaganza

Friday, October 16 at 7:30 PM – Schofield Auditorium, Schofield Hall
Tickets required from UW-Eau Claire Service Center – 715-836-3727
UW-Eau Claire Chamber Choir, Fifth Element, Callisto, Impromptu, Audacious, Innocent Men, Soundscape, Memorial High School Vocal Jazz

Choral Area Concert

Saturday, October 17 at 1:15 PM – Gantner Concert Hall
Free admission
Women’s Concert Chorale and The Singing Statesmen

Festival Concert

Saturday, October 17 at 7:00 PM – Gantner Concert Hall
Free admission
UW-Eau Claire Concert Choir, Holmen High School Choir, Honor Choir and soloists

The festival will feature four choral ensembles from UW-Eau Claire including the Chamber Choir, Concert Choir, The Singing Statesmen, and Women’s Concert Chorale. The Clearwater Festival Honor Choir will be comprised of the top vocal musicians from high schools in the upper Midwest. You are invited to submit a mixed quartet(s) of your most talented vocal musicians. I am pleased to welcome to campus the Holmen High School Choir, Troy Larson, conductor, as the guest choir.

The selections are:

Kyrie - Franz Schubert/Rod Walker - SATB - Hal Leonard HL 08681430

Gloria - Franz Schubert/Mason - SATB - Hal Leonard - 08500540

Sweet Freedom - arr. Gwyneth Walker - EC Schirmer - SATB - #7698 City

Called Heaven - arr. Josephine Poelinitz - SATB - Colla Voce - 21-20105


Packet price for individual member:    $ 8.35 plus shipping
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Liberty, MO 64068
Fax: 816.781.3299
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The registration fee for each student will be $20.00 (does not cover the music). Each member of the Festival Choir will be presented a complimentary compact disc of a choral ensemble of their choice from UW-Eau Claire for their participation in the festival. All meals will be on your own while attending the festival. The registration fee is payable on or before festival day and should be made payable to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire at the address below.


If you have an older version of Word, use this Registration Form

Please return the registration form by SEPTEMBER 15th. You will be notified by September 23rd with information on which students have been selected. Acceptance in the festival assumes that your students will be prepared on the choral scores to insure a successful festival. It is my intention to accept at least one quartet of qualified vocalists from your school to insure a balanced Festival Choir!  I look forward to hearing from you by SEPTEMBER 15th.


Dr. Gary Schwartzhoff
Director of Choral Activities

Registration form/check - send to:

Dr. Gary Schwartzhoff
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Department of Music and Theatre Arts
Eau Claire, WI  54702-4004
Office:  715/836-4056
FAX:    715/836-4629